Much for which to be grateful among storm recovery efforts

November 24, 2012 by  

Thanksgiving week in the Village of Massapequa Park finds both blessings and challenges for area residents.

Village Mayor James Altadonna was able to convey some good news, in the form of an announcement of a forthcoming $90,000 reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The figure will help to offset Village expenses incurred as part of the clean-up.

Those efforts continue throughout the hardest-hit parts of Long Island. Scores of trucks are gathering debris from Oyster Bay alone, dumping loads at as many as 10 holding and staging sites, from which it will be hauled away by the town’s regular refuse contractors.

Meanwhile, the Nassau County Bar Association is offering free legal consultations for county residents on November 26 at Association offices (15th and West Streets in Mineola). Topics include insurance claims, FEMA assistance, landlord-tenant and mortgage lender issues, debt deferrals, mediation, and arbitration. Appointments may be requested at 516 747 4070.

A fundraiser for hurricane victims will be offered on December 1 at 7:00 pm at Garden City’s Mitchel Athletic Complex. The ‘Holiday Spectacular’ will be presented by the Long Island Philharmonic. Tickets may be obtained free of charge at any Bethpage Federal Credit Union branch and the Eisenhower Park Administration Building. Admission is granted simply through the donation of non-perishable food items for re-distribution to storm victims via Island Harvest.

Those Businesses that are able are encouraged to help promote these and other fundraisers, assistance events, and public service activities. Printing companies are in a unique position to offer pro bono printing and distribution of information that may assist area residents.